CLM Child Life Month Homepage Hero 2021

Celebrate Child Life Month

March is Child Life Month. Help Starlight celebrate child life specialists who help deliver our programs to seriously ill kids.

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  1. Virtual Reality

    $10 could provide 10 hours of virtual reality for a seriously ill kid.

    Give $10
  2. Gaming

    $15 could provide an hour of game play to 15 seriously ill kids.

  3. Hospital Wear

    $25 could provide a comfy and colorful gown for a seriously ill kid.

Every 60 seconds, a child is in need of medical care.

These kids are scared, lonely, and missing out on all of the things that make being a kid fun.  

That’s where Starlight comes in.  

We deliver happiness to seriously ill children and their families at more than 800 children’s hospitals and health care facilities in the US.  

Our state-of-the-art programs like Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Wear, and Starlight Gaming entertain, distract, and inspire hospitalized kids.  

Since 1982, Starlight has brought smiles to more than 17 million seriously ill children and their families. 

  1. 1 min
    How often a child is in need of medical care
  2. 800+
    The number of hospitals and health care facilities in our nationwide network
  3. 17 million
    How many smiles have been delivered since 1982
  4. $10
    The amount that can deliver happiness to 10 children

Be a shining light for seriously ill kids


Because happy kids heal faster

  1. Stream for Starlight 2021

    In 2020, our amazing streamers helped raise more than $300,000 for seriously ill kids. This year, there are even more ways to stream happiness.

    Learn About S4S in 2021
  2. COVID-19 Winter Resources

    Resource to help children, teens, and families manage as we head into winter and COVID-19 cases continue.

    See The Resources
  3. Talking to Kids About Racism

    Starlight’s Certified Child Life Specialists have gathered helpful resources to help you talk to kids about current events, and teach empathy through communication and education.

    Get the resources
  4. Celebrating World Heart Day and Honoring Miracle Baby, Tessa

    Meet Tessa